Castles & Country estates

Live your own fairy tale. Allow yourself to be enchanted by the historical grandeur of classic country houses or experience your own fairytale in a centuries-old castle.

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Broederenklooster Boutique Hotel & Restaurant

The Broederenklooster is a former monastery and one of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in Zutphen. It’s a place to lose yourself in a history stretching back to the 13th century – and with a chef who was once Switzerland’s youngest to earn a Michelin star. Relax in one of the guestrooms in what was once the dormitory, now equipped with every modern comfort. Explore picturesque Zutphen, sip regional beers in the Beer Bar, savour the excellent gin collection in the Gin Bar or head down to the medieval wine cellar for a wine or food tasting.

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Burghotel Schnellenberg

Castle Burg Schnellenberg towers impressively over the hanseatic city of Attendorn. It is surrounded by 240 hectares of woodland and meadow. The history of the castle dates to 1222. Nowadays it is one of the best maintained castles in Westphalia. The stylish hotel receives its guests with warm hospitality in fairy tale surroundings. The welcome is in accordance with the Latin proverb: ‘stranger, don’t stay outside, my door is open to the traveller’. The classically designed guest rooms have beautiful views. The hotel boasts a spa and an adorable chapel where wedding ceremonies can be performed. Dine as the knights did in days of yore - under vaulted ceilings or in the romantic courtyard. The menu offers regional and international dishes.

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Burghotel-Restaurant Auf Schönburg

The vicinity of the medieval town of Oberwesel is known for its excellent Rhine wines. Steeply sloped vineyards cover the hills. Nature in the Oberes Mittelrheintal is dazzling and listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here, high above the Rhine valley, is lies Burghotel & Restaurant Auf Schönburg. A lovingly restored castle which dates back to the year 966. The rooms have been restored with an eye for detail and for the castle’s history: they feature four-poster beds, alcoves, stained-glass windows, plastered ceilings and balconies with views over the meandering Rhine. The kitchen is well stocked with seasonal and regional produce and the cellar holds the very best regional wines.

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Château St. Gerlach

Château St. Gerlach is a grand stately manor, beautifully located in the Geul Valley just outside Valkenburg. The classically furnished rooms and suites are in the former farmstead. The hotel apartments overlooking the Geul Valley, are in what was once the convent and granary, as are the Spa & Wellness facilities. The château is the setting for Les Salons. In the former living quarters of the baron, Les Salons serves dishes using ingredients that are locally sourced or harvested from the estate gardens and orchard. At the homely Manor Farm at the entrance to the estate, you are welcome for drinks or lunch. On the estate guests can explore the expansive parkland, elegant Baroque gardens, kitchen garden, fruit tree arboretum, rose garden and vineyard.

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Château Wittem

Château Wittem is a place where old charm and modern fine dining come together. The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V stayed here, as did William of Orange. The Wilden family transformed this historic castle into a contemporary boutique hotel with an excellent restaurant. From the 18th century to the 1950s, the castle was the residence of the Merckelbach family, and they were the last to use it as a home. The atmosphere of the decor in the 12 guestrooms is ‘French chic’ and boast classic elegance. Each room has a name and a story related to important figures in the castle’s long history, which goes back to 1125. Restaurant Julemont is named after knight Winand van Julemont, who moved into the chateau around 1200. Chef Guido Braeken serves French classics and regional favourites. Wittem is close to the border with Belgium, almost exactly between Maastricht in the Netherlands and Aachen in Germany.

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De Havixhorst

Château hotel and restaurant De Havixhorst is housed in a manor from 1753 in the attractive Reest Valley. With spacious suites, an exclusive restaurant and an authentic Courtyard – where, weather permitting, lunch and dinner are served – this hotel- restaurant is magnificent in appearance. Perhaps this is the reason why the storks return to their nest on the chimneys each spring? In the castle’s gardens, landscaped in French baroque-style, you will find art from prominent contemporary artists. The former Coach House has been transformed into one of six classy reception areas. The vaulted cellar is home to a great collection of wines, in which regular wine tastings are held. The menu offers dishes prepared with regional produce; vegetables, herbs and fruit from the hotel’s kitchen garden are used whenever possible. The surroundings offer many attractions. Take a leisurely stroll through the Reest Valley, visit the stork station De Lokkerij, go punting in Giethoorn or hunt for ancient megaliths.

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Culinair landgoed Parc Broekhuizen

Culinair landgoed Parc Broekhuizen offers a very special combination: it is centuries old, yet at the same time contemporary. The hotel, Carriage House and park are rich in historic grandeur. During the restoration, however, contemporary design elements and modern art were added to the splendour of the past. The natural light inside is beautifully atmospheric, and the views of the surrounding parkland and countryside are inspiring. The Parc Broekhuizen country estate is in itself a wonderful place to spend time relaxing. Culinair landgoed Parc Broekhuizen has five charming salons for meetings, events and private dining.

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Hotel Villa Ruimzicht

The monumental building of Villa Ruimzicht was built in 1853 and became property of the Christelijke Philantropische Inrichtingen (Christian Philanthropic Institutions) in 1868 and served as a training institute for ministers. The building has been completely transformed into a 4-star hotel, with spacious guest rooms decorated in mainly white tones, two restaurants, a bar and a cooking studio. Hotel Villa Ruimzicht is surrounded by its own park with unusual trees. There is a 140-year-old Sequoia tree and several lawns. There is a large terrace and several verandas. When the weather is nice, breakfast, lunch or dinner is served here.

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Hotel Vitznauerhof

There are few places on earth where all the beauties of nature converge. At the foot of the Mount Rigi (1,797 metres) stands Hotel Vitznauerhof. The boutique hotel with historic walls, art nouveau details and modern design elements is harmoniously embedded in the imposing surroundings at the edge of the crystal clear waters of mystical Lake Lucerne. The host Raphael Herzog runs the Hotel Vitznauerhof with great passion and is supported by an equally dedicated team. 53 stylish rooms and suites, glamping tents as well as three first-class restaurants and a bar - all with unique views of the lake and the enchanting mountain panorama - invite you to enjoy and experience gastronomy at a high level. Jeroen Achtien, the Dutchman won his spurs at the celebrated restaurant De Librije (three Michelin stars) back in his home country. Achtien is head of both of Hotel Vitznauerhof’s restaurants. Restaurant Sens, the culinary flagship, serves regional specialities and modern creations.

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Hotel Prinsenhof

De Prinsenhof was founded in 1436 as a monastery for the Brethren of Common Life. Later it became the residence of stadtholder William Frederick of Nassau-Dietz (1613-1664), before being used as barracks and a military hospital. Centrally located in the shadows of the Martini tower, on the edge of the memorable Martini cemetery, Hotel Prinsenhof offers oak wood parquet floors, the finest bed linen and Acqua di Parma toiletries in all its rooms. The abbey church with its imposing hearth currently serves as the hotel’s Grand Café and has a walled terrace at the front. Restaurant Nassau, with its view of the Prinsentuin is housed in the former sleeping quarters of Stadtholder Willem Frederik and his wife Albertine Agnes. The renaissance garden dates from 1626 and features a rose garden, a herb garden, two romantic bowers and a monumental sun dial.

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Kasteel de Wittenburg

Kasteel De Wittenburg was built in 1899 by the aristocrat Helenus Marinus Speel­man, a descendent of Cornelis Speelman, a 17th­-century governor of the Dutch East Indies – modern­-day Indonesia. Designed as a country retreat, this stately home has been run since the 1960s by the De Witten­burg Society as an international meeting centre, and has welcomed countless captains of indus­try, ministers, and foreign dignitaries. Each of the ten stylish guestrooms has an at­mosphere of its own, an excellent bathroom and a view of the surrounding estate. The basement houses the contemporary French and Asian restaurant Sophie, named after Speelman’s wife, Sophie Adriënne baroness Sloet van Oldruiten­borgh. The couple travelled widely as you can still see from the exquisite Chinese vases they brought home as souvenirs.

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Landgoed Hotel & Restaurant Carelshaven

Carelshaven had an important function in the region from as early as 1772. It lies on the grand Twickel estate, which covers an area of forty-three square kilometres, and includes 150 farmhouses. The name Carelshaven refers to the harbour on the Twickelervaart, a waterway that once connected the little town of Delden with Amsterdam, via the river Regge and the Zuiderzee. The canal was constructed by Carel George, count of Wassenaer Obdam, who lived in Twickel castle. Carelshaven began as a modest bargeman’s inn, and has developed over the centuries to become a celebrated hotel. Its symmetrical shapes, wide veranda and white rendered walls give the hotel a 19th-century appearance. For many years the interior was in classic style, but in recent years, the new owners Alco and Evelyn van Berkel have gradually brought this illustrious hotel into the 21st century. A number of the guestrooms have been modernised, as have the restaurant and bar. The cuisine is contemporary, but the menu also includes classic seasonal dishes.

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Kasteel Engelenburg

Enjoy the historic ambiance of this impressive castle on the edge of the Veluwe. At Kasteel Engelenburg you can eat, drink and sleep to an exceptional standard and have a splendid 9-hole golf course at your disposal. The English Lounge at Kasteel Engelenburg houses the largest collection of single malt whiskies in the Netherlands. Wine lovers will not be disappointed here either. In the 16th century the first owner of the castle, Jacob Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, traded in German wines. Nowadays the hotel specialises in South African wines. The rooms and suites are furnished partly in antique style, and are situated in the Coach House, the Orangery or in the Cape House, which has the atmosphere of a Cape winery. The fairytale view from the 19th century conservatory restaurant over the moat and golf course will transport you back to another era. Dinner is of course complemented with excellent South African wines.

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Kasteel Kerckebosch

It was in the early 20th century that Jonkheer Egbert Lintelo de Geer set about the construction of Kasteel Kerckebosch, a splendid castle in the woodland around the town of Zeist. Antiques and ornaments from restored churches and castles in the area give the interior its dis- tinctive style. There are two antique doors with cast iron knockers from the cathedral in Utrecht, and the fireplace in the salon came from an 18th- century Amsterdam canal house. During the recent refurbishments of the hotel, Cynthia Schell and Hans van Triest stylishly complemented the original interior with contemporary elements. The authentic hotel rooms are spread over two sections with a total of 5 different room types.

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Kasteeltje Hattem

The smallest castle in the Netherlands, Kasteeltje Hattem, nestles in Roermond city park. Surrounded by trees and greenery, complete with a moat and pond, this authentic castle now is a little paradise for connoisseurs. The former coach houses have been converted into comfortable hotel suites, spacious and light in colour with crisp interiors. The stylish restaurant is in the castle, open for lunch and dinner, featuring a gastronomic à la carte menu as well as a smaller lunch menu. In fine weather relax on the sunny terrace. The restaurant and the hotel are closed on Sundays after breakfast.

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Kronenschlösschen

Kronenschlösschen is set in a private park in the picturesque town of Eltville-Hattenheim, not far from Wiesbaden, between the Rhine and the vineyards. The rooms and suites are tastefully and comfortably decorated. The Turmsuite in particular has an extraordinary history: it was here that in 1947, Konrad Adenauer, Theodor Heuss and Carlo Schmidt spent weeks writing the German constitution. The Rheingau region boasts one of the most beautiful landscapes in Germany. In the immediate area there are plenty of sights to see and historic buildings to visit.

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Kruisherenhotel Maastricht

In Maastricht city centre, in the former Kruisheren monastery, you will find the Kruisherenhotel Maastricht. A unique place uniting ancient history and design. The comfortable and contemporary rooms are in the 15th century monastery, the gatekeeper’s house and adjacent Casa Nova. The reception, boardrooms, a library and wine bar with ‘aboveground wine cellar’ are situated in the monumental gothic church of the monastery. The modern interior is designed by interior architect Henk Vos and the German lighting artist Ingo Maurer. Every morning, noon and evening you can enjoy various culinary surprises with accompanying wines in the nave of the church, on the mezzanine.

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Schlosshotel Hugenpoet

Neem een uitgebreide time-out voor deze cultuurhistorische schat. Schlosshotel Hugenpoet is met recht uniek te noemen. Dat begint al bij het indrukwekkende, eeuwenoude interieur. Het is een plek voor gasten die alle verwachtingen graag bewaarheid zien worden. Het elegante Hugenpoet gaat al van generatie op generatie over op de Freiherrn von Fürstenberg. Iedere kamer is individueel ingericht, met liefde voor de details. De historische elementen betoveren u niet alleen in de kamers, maar zeker ook in het restaurant, de bar, feestzalen en salons. Schlosshotel Hugenpoet is een hotel met traditie, in een groene omgeving en met de steden Essen en Düsseldorf onder handbereik. Ervaar de rust in het prachtige kasteelpark waar u naar hartenlust geniet van de fraaie bomencollectie en vast een heerlijke plek vindt om te ontspannen. Het zal u goed doen.

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Schloss Eberstein

Once you have had a meal on the terrace of Schloss Eberstein you will realise: this is a unique place. The views over the Murgtal and the Black Forest are unforgettable and will inspire you to go for long walks or bicycle rides or a stroll through the historic town of Gernsbach.

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Stadspaleis Old Ruitenborgh

Historic Vollenhove is perhaps one of the best kept secrets of the eastern Netherlands. For centuries, fishermen set sail from the harbour on what was once the open sea, but today is an inland waterway – the little town has been enveloped by reclaimed land. In the 17th century, Vollenhove had no fewer than 17 stately manor houses, which earned it the name ‘City of Palaces’.

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Kasteelhoeve de Kerckhem

Nestled in the beautiful undulating Limburg landscape in the Haspengouw region lies De Kerckhem Manor. The Courtyard’s tranquil atmosphere is soothing and relaxing. The coat-of-­arms above the front door refers to 1648 when the noble De Kerckhem Family restored the medieval farm house. This country house is the perfect starting point for discovering Belgian Limburg. The region is full of surprises such as blossoming fruit trees, vene­rable castles, antique markets and beautiful golf courses. The comfortable country style hotel rooms feature richly adorned warm hues and tasteful furnishings. Apart from the charming tower room, the hotel also features a library, open fire­place, honesty bar and dining room for festive dinner parties.

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RÜSSELs Landhaus

On a tributary of the Mosel river, between the vineyards of the Mosel and the Saar-Ruwer, you will find RÜSSELs Landhaus. For wine lovers this romantic valley of the river Dhron is a wonderful place. The varied surroundings feature woodlands and meadows, as well as vineyards are well worth a visit. The individually designed rooms and suites in this beautiful country house are rustic, modern or themed, such as a Mediterranean. Each suite has a large, luxurious bathroom with bathtub. The hotel’s large garden at the rear is at the edge of the forest. Relaxing in one of the loungers, you are sure to enjoy the sun and lovely scenery.

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Winselerhof

The Winselerhof from the 16th century was originally a charming country manor. Currently the manor farm is a unique hotel with Italian restaurant. Winselerhof is renowned for its wonderful atmosphere, traditional farmhouse charm and warm hospitality. Most of the rooms are located around the characteristic court yard. The hotel offers the perfect ambience with a crisp interior and marvellous view of Limburg’s countryside from the restaurant.

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Leerhotel Het Klooster

Leerhotel Het Klooster is not only in a beautiful location, it also introduces you to its special history. The beautiful building is a national monument from 1952. In the 1950s, the Order of the Crusaders established a monastery here where they provided education and accommodation for travellers. Leerhotel Het Klooster is a place where historic charm and young hospitality talent meet, both the hotel and restaurant are run by students. Imagine yourself in the beautiful courtyard garden and relax by the pond. The Klooster is a hidden gem with the allure of a hotspot. It is the ideal base for discovering the beauties of Amersfoort and its surroundings.

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De Rooi Pannen Tilburg

In a green suburb of Tilburg, you will find the characteristic monastery of De Rooi Pannen Tilburg. De Rooi Pannen owes its name to the striking red roof tiles that are on the monastery. While the outside of the building breathes history, the inside is completely contemporary. The hotel rooms are furnished by well-known hotel chains such as. The dynamics of the young student community that runs the hotel, led by passionate professors, create a professional and hospitable atmosphere. De Rooi Pannen Tilburg is the perfect base from which to explore the surprising city centre of Tilburg or to enjoy the green surroundings.

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